Bruce Andrew Morrison
(b. October 8, 1944 in New York City
) is a former Congressman from Connecticut
and candidate for Governor of Connecticut. He is a lobbyist
and immigration lawyer. He is a member of the Democratic Party
, and an officer of the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Committee.
At a young age, he was adopted by George and Dorothea Morrison who lived in Northport
, Long Island
. As a child, he attended public schools and graduated from Northport High School
Morrison attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
, and graduated in three years in 1965 with a degree in chemistry.
He received a master's degree in organic chemistry
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
in 1970. At Illinois, he founded the Graduate Student Association as an advocacy organization for the over 8000 graduate students on campus. He was elected and re-elected as the first Chairman of the group. In 1970, he worked as a Special Assistant to the Dean of Students.
Morrison received a J.D. from Yale Law School
in 1973. Among his classmates were future President Bill Clinton
, future First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
, future Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton
, future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
, and future U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
. While at Yale Law School, he worked for Greater Boston Legal Services, the Natural Resources Defense Council
, and New Haven Legal... Read More